“Laura Peh does not stun you with flashy showmanship, but moves one by her musicianship and sincerity, which are far more enduring qualities.” - The Straits Times
Described as a “confident and sensitive musician” with “gentle and cultivated playing”, 22-year old Singaporean Laura Peh is a classical harpist based in London, England. Her musical journey began at the age of seven on the piano and violin, followed by the harp two years later. Laura holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied with Daphne Boden. Prior to this, she spent five years in the studio of Isabelle Perrin at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, France, where she was admitted at the age of fourteen.
Laura has received several prizes at international harp competitions including the Singapore-Malaysia Harp Competition 2010, Thailand International Harp Competition 2009 and Elias Parish-Alvars International Harp Competition 2008 (UK). She was a finalist at the Marcel Tournier International Harp Competition 2011 (Italy) and Wales International Harp Competition 2010.
Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Laura has performed at prominent venues across Asia and Europe including the Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Jean-Jacques Henner National Museum, Chateau du Val-Richer (France); Buckingham Palace, Wotton House, Royal College of Music Museum (England); Victoria Concert Hall, Esplanade, The Arts House, Eden Hall (Singapore). Notable performances include the Asian Harp Festival (Hong Kong), Singapore Harp Festivals, Korea International Harp Festival, Singapore Island Country Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Ball (Singapore), Debussy in Paris Conference (France).
During her time at the Royal College of Music, Laura was was active in historical performance, performing on the medieval, Welsh triple, and Italian triple harps. In 2015, she presented her research on G.F. Handel’s Harp Concerto at the Historical Harp Society Annual Conference in California, USA.
In celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee (2015), Laura created Secrets of the Magical Aviary, a multidisciplinary performance involving six of Singapore’s top young talents in film, choreography, dance and classical music. Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore, this project presented a platform for collaboration across art forms, and premiered works by choreographer Renee Daphne Leong (b.1998) and filmmaker Min-Wei Lee (b.1993).